Intellectual property (IP) plays a significant role in the U.S. economy, and the U.S. is an acknowledged leader in its creation. IP is a category of legal rights that grant owners certain exclusive rights to intangible assets or products of the human intellect, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names, images, and designs. U.S. intellectual property rights holders must compete with the global illicit market that is being spurred by economic incentives such as low barriers to entry into counterfeiting and piracy, high profits, and limited legal sanctions if caught. A wide range of federal agencies are involved in efforts to protect and enforce IP rights with personnel posted domestically and overseas. Illustrations.Other leads may be generated through outreach with U.S. companies and industry associations or as the result of CBP seizures at U.S. ... By the end of fiscal year 2010, FDA plans to have hired 43 U.S. government officials to staff these offices.
|Title||:||Overseas U. S. Government Personnel Involved in Efforts to Protect and Enforce Intellectual Property Rights|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2010-10|